"John Paul Jones" was a Scottish American sailor and the United States' first well-known Continental Navy/naval fighter in the American Revolutionary War. Although he made enemies among America's political elites, his actions in British waters during the Revolution earned him an international reputation which persists to this day. As such, he is sometimes referred to as the "Father of the United States Navy" (an epithet he shares with John Barry (naval officer)/John Barry). He later served in the Imperial Russian Navy.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous soldiers! More John Paul Jones on Wikipedia.
It is by no means enough that an officer be capable...He should be a gentleman of liberal education, refined, manners, punctilious courtesy, and the nicest sense of personal honor... No meritorious act of a subordinate should escape his attention, even if the reward be only one word of approval. Conversely, he should not be blind to a single fault in any subordinate.'John Paul Jones